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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010
The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 (The Measure) makes statutory provision to take forward our commitment to tackle child poverty.
The Measure came into force on 10 February 2010 and makes statutory provision to tackle poverty in Wales. It also makes statutory provision with regards to play and participation, childminding and daycare regulations and also Integrated Family Support Teams.
Child Poverty Duty
The Measure requires Welsh Authorities, including Welsh Ministers and local authorities, to prepare and publish a strategy for contributing to the eradication of child poverty in Wales. The Measure reflects our understanding that in order to make faster progress on tackling child poverty, there is a need to galvanise and draw on the expertise and experience of a wide range of public bodies in Wales.
Tackling child poverty is complex and involves a range of inter-related policy solutions. The Public and Third sectors can make a greater impact by working together on tackling child poverty in Wales, and is crucial given these challenging times of fiscal climate and impact of welfare reforms. No one policy approach or single organisation will be able to deliver the solutions to what are often deep seated, intergenerational social issues.
Guidance for Local Authorities in relation to their Child Poverty Duty is set out in the 'Shared Purpose - Shared Delivery' publication.
Guidance for the other Welsh Authorities in relation to their child poverty duty is set out in the 'Tackling Child Poverty: Guidance and Regulations for Welsh Authorities' publication, and is aimed at those public bodies detailed in Section 6 of the Measure such as our arts and cultural organisations.